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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not wait to eat at one of my favorites, but was disappointed! Some tried and true recipes and sauces have been changed. Please do not change what patrons have come to love and depend on. The staff was wonderful as usual and tried to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 of the 3 people in our foursome who ordered the filet thought it was the best steak they ever had. Perfect center cut and prepared medium rare. Unfortunately the 3rd person ordered it medium and it came rare, cold in the middle. It took...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Always something you can count on for service & good food. We have been going to Merrick for years & especially for special occasions.

Thank tonichapman48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, better bourbon. Make a reservation. Laid back and great service. Do a flight of bourbon. Try the Pappy 15 if the have it

Thank Obtuse2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the comfort home food/fine dining experience in Lexington. The historical locally owned property is a jewel. Classy, not stuffy.

Thank Maddie44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Merrick is a great choice for a nice dinner out, we chose to celebrate our anniversary here. The service is top notch, but make sure you get a reservation to be accommodated in a timely manner. The food is yum but what really stood out...More

Thank Margo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merrick is a wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and serve-every time! Best to make a reservation, especially during Keenland.

Thank cpook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Merrick Inn is a southern gem. It was built for the well to do horse farm owners and the upper class of Lexington, Ky. Now it is a restaurant for the middle class to have a great meal for a mid to upper range...More

Thank tomsweeney342
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From making the reservation to valet parking to dinner with good friends & a great desert. What an evening for my wife and I. We had Prime Rib, Fried Chicken and Margarita Chicken and each entree was delicious with big portions. For those of us...More

Thank 79perrya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Inn with friends from Lexington who have visited the restaurant many times. Excellent food and dining experience!!

Thank Kathee B
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Questions & Answers
Barb S
11 April 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
8 December 2016|
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Response from debbieleeg | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed on Sunday and they don't open until around 4pm on weekdays - which is just the bar. Dinner starts at 5:30.
Terrie H
1 November 2016|
Response from Alex L | Property representative |
Terrie, In December, our bar areas open at 4:00PM for cocktails, we have appetizers available by 5:00PM and the Dining Room opens for dinner at 5:30. To make a reservation, please call us at 859.269.5417.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
  • E-mail
For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor house of Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farms in the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top of the hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoy superb signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays' pride themselves on being the establishment of choice for those in the thoroughbred industry, area residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM. Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare and entertainment on weekends on one of the most attractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.
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